I’ve now trained myself to tie my shoelaces in a way that causes the bows to lie in the direction I want them. It’s taken a while, and it doesn’t always “stick”, but it’s working.
I always tied my shoestrings in a way I didn’t like – till last month
After nearly 50 years of tying my shoes in a way that makes the laces stick out in weird ways, I’ve finally started tying them in a way that makes them neatly lie flat across my shoes.
I’ve been bothered by my “askew” shoestrings for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid and first learned to tie them, I was happy I’d just figured out how to tie them. But the way they lay — all scrunched up and crooked — really bothered me.
I told my dad once, and he said I could tie them differently, by looping the shoelaces around in the opposite direction. At the time, it was too much for me to wrap my head around. It didn’t make sense to me. Plus, I’d only…
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